Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Agri Leader

Monarch mission

Monarch mission

LAKE PLACID—Jeff Alexander’s yard is a veritable nursery, but not in the way one might think.
Published: 10/29/14
Study: Fla.’s climate boosts soil carbon storage

Study: Fla.’s climate boosts soil carbon storage

GAINESVILLE – Warm temperatures and a wet landscape increase soil’s ability to store carbon, which in turn helps mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new University of Florida study covering 45 years of data....
Published: 10/29/14
Tampa Bay Markets are an eclectic mix

Tampa Bay Markets are an eclectic mix

Looking to escape for a day trip to Tampa, but want to avoid the crowds going to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game or one of the city’s downtown attractions?
Published: 10/29/14
The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

WASHINGTON — There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
Published: 10/29/14

Pumpkins aplenty for revelers

In addition to providing Halloween revelers with festively carved faces, pumpkins offer a whole lot more.
Published: 10/29/14

Florida wins $4.5 million in speciality block grants

Florida will receive $4.5 million in new United States Department of Agriculture specialty crops block grants in this year’s national allocation of $118 million under the new farm bill.
Published: 10/29/14
Doing what comes all-naturally

Doing what comes all-naturally

VENUS—When Karin Grunden and Jeff Troup moved to 52 acres of property in Venus from West Palm Beach 22 years ago, the couple wasn’t sure what to do with all that land.
Published: 10/22/14
UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.
Published: 10/16/14

Tasty spices add zest to fall dishes

We all love cinnamon in our pumpkin pies, allspice in our soups, cloves in our apple cider and ginger in our cookies. We’re lucky enough to live in a state where these delicious spices, found in our fall favorites, can be grown.
Published: 10/22/14
Shining a spotlight on agritourism

Shining a spotlight on agritourism

The folks in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties are shining a massive spotlight on agriculture and agritourism.
Published: 10/22/14

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